Stats / Jockeys / H. W. Lai

H. W. Lai

Type: Freelance Jockey

Nationality: Hong Kong

Background:
Age: 37. Alex Lai rode his first Hong Kong winner in 2004 when indentured to Peter Ho's stable. He was twice champion apprentice and rode his 70th winner in December 2007 to complete his apprenticeship. His first big win came on Mr Medici, for his old boss, in the 2009 HKG3 Queen Mother Memorial Cup. Lai's supreme moment to date came when he and Ricky Yiu joined forces with Ultra Fantasy to win the G1 Sprinters Stakes at Nakayama, Japan, in October 2010, thereby becoming the first all-Chinese trainer-jockey partnership to triumph in a G1 overseas. Lai was sidelined for all bar the first three meetings of the 2017/18 season and the whole of the 2018/19 season due to a badly fractured wrist suffered in a race fall. He returned at the start of the 2019/20 season and since then has added further nine wins to his Hong Kong total.

Achievements:
Hong Kong Champion Apprentice (2004/05 & 2005/06).

Notable Race Wins Include
Sprinters Stakes (2010 Ultra Fantasy), HKG2 Sprint Cup (2010 Ultra Fantasy), HKG3 Queen Mother Memorial Cup (2009 Mr Medici).

Hong Kong Career Wins
(at start of 2020/21 season): 282 (win strike rate: 4.4%).

General Performances
No of wins for season: 1
No of runs for season: 123
Win %: 0.81
No of wins for all weather: 1
No of 2nds for all weather: 1
No of 3rds for all weather: 0
All weather: 14
Total stakes: $2,982,250
Win stakes: $592,800
No of 2nds: 5
No of 3rds: 4
Percentage for season: 8.13
Profit/Loss: ($1,180)
Most Effective Distances
YearHappy ValleyShatin1000m-1200m1400m-1650m1800m-2000m2000m+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
220234013183142650115100160001
Performance
DistanceWin2nd3rdLostTotal RideWin%
Happy Valley1000011350
120001018190
165000110110
1800001340
2200000110
ShatinAll weather12001106812.5
1650000440
1800000110
Turf100000011110
120001120220
140001029300
1600000660
1800000000
2000000110
2400000000
Odds of Runners
Draw Year<44-1010-2020+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
220001111500011043106
Draw Statistic
Draw Year1-56-1011-14
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
22133540013802031
Trainer Partnerships
Trainer1st2nd3rdLostTotal
L. Ho1111619
C. H. Yip00022
C. S. Shum00022
C. W. Chang00066
D. A. Hayes00088
D. Ferraris00257
D. Whyte00044
K. L. Man0202224
K. W. Lui00022
W. Y. So0112123
Y. S. Tsui0102526